After The Rain

by  John Bowen

Full Length Play, Drama  /  9m, 3f

"Mr. Bowen's play extends the mind. Changes us a little, even while we enjoy it. And it is very enjoyable." - New York Times

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After The Rain

by  John Bowen

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    Cast Size

    9m, 3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The time is '200 years after the Rain of 1969' and the action is a paraphrase of the Bible, commencing with the ark and the flood and ending with the sacrifice of the god-figure. A vital youth and a girl are introduced to the rituals of the community led by Arthur, who believes himself divine. Another man becomes his priest and establishes a ritual - ablutions, confession, audiences, sacrifices, etc. But Arthur is disabused of his godly notions and convinced that he was only possessed by God and was only his vicar. It is he who must be sacrificed. Contained in the volume Bowen Plays One.
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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: The Future
  • Setting: A bare stage


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